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    I have been playing in my garage lately and picked up some new floors. The first is a "Brazilian Cherry" snap-together laminate flooring that I got for $20 at Home Depot. I also got the strip of molding there... but need to find a better way to make them work together without the gap. Backdrop is a piece of fleece.


    All of these are practically SOOC. Just a minor curves adjustment and sharpened for web
    1. ISO 125, F/3.5, SS 1/200

    2. ISO 160, F/3.5, SS 1/200

    3. ISO 160, F/3.5, SS 1/200


    The second floor is the fadeless paper barnwood floor that is all over ILP right now. I got it for 7.99 from Mardel online. Same molding and backdrop as above.

    These are also practically SOOC. Just a minor curves adjustment and sharpened for web
    4. ISO 160, F/3.5, SS 1/250

    5. ISO 160, F/3.5, SS 1/250

    6. ISO 160, F/3.5, SS 1/250
    Beth... mom to Andrea 7-26-97, Gavin 10-16-01, Kade 5-25-08 and Bentli Grace 09-09-09.

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    LOVE 2, 4, and 6!!! I wish I could have ever gotten my DD to pose so well. You did a great job.

    My only CC is I think 1, 2, 3, and 5 are still underexposed. The skin just looks too cool.
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    Adorable!
    I had a play on the last one. Let me know if you want me to remove it.

    I saw it was on the cool side, warmed it up, boosted midtones and added some contrast. Ran it through noiseware, and sharpened.

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    I LOVE that barnwood floor, and your #4, 5, and 6 are sooooooo cute! I love them! But Stacey nailed it as far as needing a contrast boost. It looks awesome like that. And a great B&W too Stacey!

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    Thanks Stacey! Can you walk me step by step through how your warmed it up? Did you use color balance, curves, selective color or what? I am just now getting into real PP.
    Beth... mom to Andrea 7-26-97, Gavin 10-16-01, Kade 5-25-08 and Bentli Grace 09-09-09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maricopamom3 View Post
    Thanks Stacey! Can you walk me step by step through how your warmed it up? Did you use color balance, curves, selective color or what? I am just now getting into real PP.
    Are you using Photoshop for editing? I simply opened it in ACR (yes, you can open .jpgs in camera raw - just use "open as" then select your file and select Adobe Camera Raw) and used the white balance dropper and clicked on her dress. I try to click on the neutral white/gray of the image and not the brightest white part. The rest I did in Photoshop. Opened a level layer, made midtones brighter (drop down box), reduced opacity a bit and masked back her white top, opened another level layer and boosted contrast (drop down box) and masked back her top again (or else it blows out). Noiseware and sharpened for web.

    Let me know if you have questions. HTH

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    I have Photoshop 7.0 (too old for SCR plug ins), and did these before I saw your last post... but are they any better? I used the LAB conversion for my black and white, then adjusted curves...


    Beth... mom to Andrea 7-26-97, Gavin 10-16-01, Kade 5-25-08 and Bentli Grace 09-09-09.

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    Yes, her color is better, but the shirt is blown now. You are on the right path!

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